DALLAS CONVENTION CENTER TO HOST 2009 VEX ROBOTICS COMPETITION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Building upon the success of the inaugural VEX World Championship in May 2008, the tournament for the 2008-2009 season will move to a much larger venue to accommodate the growing popularity of the VEX Robotics Competition. We’re pleased to announce the site for the second annual VEX World Championship (April 30 - May 2, 2009) will be the Dallas Convention Center and Arena located in downtown Dallas, Texas featuring a 9,816-seat arena and covering more than one million square feet.
The 2009 Vex Robotics World Championship will include top teams from approximately 100 VEX Robotics Competition tournaments happening in cities around the world from October 2008 to April 2009. To make the World Championship celebration even more accessible to top performing teams, space has been secured to ensure that each and every winning team from any official VEX Robotics local tournament with 12 teams or more will qualify for the World Championship. Teams will play the game Elevation for the 2008-2009 season.
Exciting enhancements and additional game play activities are planned for the upcoming season. In addition to the traditional team alliance match play, there will be full fields dedicated to the Elevation Programming Skills and Robot Skills challenges, which will also each crown a 2009 World Champion. Plus, the VEX Robotics World Championship will also expand to include a separate college championship pilot for 2009, details of which will be released at the end of September, 2008.
The VEX Robotics World Championship is the final event in the 2008-2009 VEX Robotics Competition season. Winning teams from local and state VEX Robotics Competitions will have the opportunity to meet in Dallas and compete against other top-ranked teams from around the world. Giving students the opportunity to work with the VEX robotics systems promotes education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and teaches critical life skills such as teamwork, project management and problem solving. Teams can register for the 2008-2009 VEX Robotics Competition season at www.RobotEvents.com and can also view the full listing of all local events around the world.